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Mass. unemployment rate hit lowest level in 19 years

Devina Bhalla |

April's unemployment rate was down from 3.0% in March to 2.9% in April, which is the lowest rate since December 2000, according to state officials.

Baker picks four Worcester leaders for Mass. Economic Development Planning Council

Zachary Comeau |

Four Worcester business and higher education leaders have been named to a new Massachusetts Economic Development Planning Council by Gov. Charlie Baker.

10 Things I know about... Internship programs

Julia Becker Collins |

Make a real effort, treat interns like valued staff, and you get amazing results.

Sexual infections on rise in Worcester, beyond

Susan Shalhoub |

Funding cuts to prevention services are one cause for a rise in gonorrhea and other STI's. That's brought a stronger response from health officials in Central Massachusetts.

Don't brand your company with whites-only images

If you want to attract people from all different backgrounds and all walks of life, make sure your public visual image is as diverse as possible.

Antiquarian Society to unveil $18M renovation, expansion

Grant Welker |

The American Antiquarian Society is putting the finishing touches on a two-year, $18-million Worcester renovation and expansion and is ready to show off the improvements next week.

Nichols College adding three new majors

Nichols College will begin two new marketing majors and a finance major this fall it says will better prepare students for shifting industry demands in the coming years.

Education, health, manufacturing and science jobs keep Mass. unemployment at 3.0%

Private businesses in Massachusetts added 5,400 jobs in March as gains occurred in nearly every industry categorized by the state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development.

Cummings School names Canadian veterinary school founder as dean

Zachary Comeau |

The Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University in North Grafton has named the founding dean of the University of Calgary veterinary program as its new dean.

Assumption president: plans go beyond reorganization, university name

Grant Welker |

An academic restructuring and proposed name change to a university are part of a broader effort to better appeal to students, the Assumption College president said.

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